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Episode 10

This is the final episode of the first series, and to celebrate we’ve put together the best bits from Series 1. How much do you remember from the previous episodes?

Elementary Podcasts

Listen to the podcast and then do the language practice exercises.

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:40].


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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Hi! The podcasts are very interesting, and they keep me motivated to improve my English. I am learning English by myself and sometimes I need help, that is why I decided to ask you few questions. I hope You will answer me, as soon as possible.
I will try to be clear and short. So, lets see:

1. It would be really interesting to hear what she thinks of it.
(My question would be: Could I say: ".... what she thinks ABOUT it?" Why is "of" used here?

2. I noticed that in these podcasts people sometimes use "around" and sometimes "round". Could You explain me when to use each other? Or it not depends on the structure and the meaning of the sentence?

3. I hear in podcasts a lot of usage of word "though". I never know when to use it. Some tips?

4. And the last one... Ravi said: "I just fancied a change." I do not understand what he was trying to say with that?

I hope I do not have so many grammar mistakes, but I would really appreciated if you would point out them :) And I am looking forward for Your response.

Best regards

Hello evelynX,

Thanks for letting us know that you find the Elementary Podcasts useful - that's of course what they're for.

1. You can also say 'about' here. 'think of' and 'think about' both have different uses, but some of these uses overlap - there is a useful discussion of this on this BBC page.

2. As with 1, these two words can be used in different ways; sometimes they can be used interchangeably, and sometimes not. It really depends on the specific context. I'd suggest you look them up in our dictionary (see the search box on the right) to see the definitions and examples.

3. 'though' is also used in different ways, but as with 2, I'd suggest you look them up in our dictionary to see the definitions and examples.

4. As you'll see in our dictionary, 'fancy' can mean 'to want' something - Ravi's saying that he wanted a change.

After looking these words up in the dictionary, if what they mean is still unclear, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter,

FYI: I went through all Episodes in Series 01. All were great, thanks a lot. You did very good job and I really enjoyed it. I want just let you know there is no exercise for podcast ,,While you listen,, /Series 01 Episode 10/. The rest of exercises in the Episode seem to be good and workable.

Thanks again and have a nice day

Best regards


Hello Kirk, I think, I found another exercise missing in Series 1, Ep. 10 section 3. Am I right? or is it my computer?

Hello malcocastilleja,

Thank you for pointing this out to us.  I've put the missing exercise back in so everything should be working as it should now.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Everyone,
I'm a new member so I am glad to practise E. with anyone

nice site i hope improve speking english and sure these site will help me to do it.

"lying on their backs" what s means this expression please

Hello rourou rourou,

I couldn't find this in the transcript for this episode, but you can find these words in our dictionary - see the search box on the right. lying is from the verb lie (verb: position) and backs is from the word back (noun: body part). It refers to what some people were doing - they weren't standing up or walking, but rather lying on their backs.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team